Gatherings Raring to Go at Auto Museums

Photo: Petersen Museum

With all of us beyond ready to get back to the camaraderie that comes with a passion for cars, we were thrilled to get word that many of those events hosted by automotive museums are again back on the calendar.

In testament to the pent-up interest … the Petersen Museum’s June 27 Breakfast Club Cruise-In sold out in days after registration opened June 1.

Photo: IMS

And the long-awaited return of the Speedway Cars & Coffee at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is Saturday, June 12 from 8-11 a.m. It’s still free for participants and spectators, but please consider becoming a member or making a donation to support the museum’s important work, including the current exhibits about Rick Mears and Andy Granatelli.

The Audrain Auto Museum will launch this year’s season of Cars & Coffee June 13 from 8-10 a.m. at Fort Adams State Park. Audrain members who renew memberships at the Cars & Coffee event will receive 20% off a one-year renewal and 30% off a two-year renewal. Don’t miss the museum’s newest exhibit, Women Take the Wheel.

And the Newport Car Museum is hosting its June 12-13 Hoods Up Weekend from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day. Among the highlights is the chance to check out the engines on more than 80 cars, including the Porsches in the new Pop-Up Porsche exhibit that runs through Oct. 31.

Philadelphia’s Simeone Auto Museum conducted a successful Demo Day of European motor cars last weekend and expects to lift its indoor mask mandate Saturday (June 12). Don’t miss the museum’s newest permanent exhibit, the Salon of Sports Car Style and Design.